Twilight Reaches The Senate - Kagan mum on Twilight debate 'Edward v. Jacob'

Twilight Reaches The Senate - Kagan mum on Twilight debate 'Edward v. Jacob'

Yes last nights "Eclipse" Debut was being talked about everywhere and I mean everywhere!

Washington, D.C. - It is the classic debate amongst Twilight fans: Edward or Jacob?

The third film in the Twilight saga, Eclipse, opened at midnight in theatres on Wednesday, and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) decided to bring this bit of pop-culture into the Senate hearings concerning the nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court. The hearings have been going on since Monday, with Kagan answering questions throughout each day.

"I guess it means you missed the midnight debut of the third Twilight movie last night," Sen. Klobuchar said. "We did not miss it in our household, and it culminated in three 15-year-old girls sleeping over at 3 a.m."

"I didn't see that," Kagan said.

"I keep wanting to ask you about the famous case of Edward v. Jacob, or The Vampire v. The Werewolf," Sen. Klobuchar said, opening her questioning with a bit of lightheartedness.

"I wish you wouldn't," Kagan said with a laugh.

In the book and film series, the two characters -- Edward, a vampire played by Robert Pattinson, and Jacob, a werewolf played by Taylor Lautner -- battle for the love of the female lead, Bella.

As Kagan said in later testimony, a judge plays for neither team, but acts independently. She practices what she preaches, because she refused to commit to either Team Edward or Team Jacob. (Kate: I bet she was really Team Edward though)

Thanks To a_svirn for the tip!


nikola6 said...


Team Edward vs. Team Jacob is now a part of the official record of the confirmation of a Supreme Court nominee.


Well. Shouldn't be surprised. President Obama has said that he's read the books with his girls.

This thing truly has become imbedded in the cultural landscape.

nikola6 said...


Has anyone heard yet of the box office take from last night? I've been looking around and haven't heard a peep. Makes me wonder if it broke the record. I mean, it's 1 pm here in Los Angeles and if it did break the record, wouldn't you think Summit would have released that info by now? In order to fuel that box office even further?
Just have to wait and see I guess.

What surprised me last night was the number of guys there. There were tons.
Guess Summit has finally managaed to tap into that most desirable market. Makes me wonder though how they're going to hold onto them with BD. I don't think the story of a marriage and a baby with virtually no action, is going to retain their male audience.

They're gonna have to come up with something.

PerfectDate said...

Yes, lots of guys in our theaters as well, both my friend and I as "veterans" noticed and commented on this. Wonder if director cred or action footage in trailers brought them in?

LM said...

Eclipse did break the record

jessemtl said...

nikola6 - Just read on the spoiler thread from acullengirl that midnight showing grossed 30+million versus 26 for new moon. Don't know if this is official.

Vangie said...

hi nik,box office from last night is 30mill

nikola6 said...

Thanks guys. I followed Laurie's link and yup...they did it.

And now the thread is up about it.

Lemonless said...

Hi all, do we know how much the movie was made for? Special effects in this seem to be so much higher in quality than even new Moon (though I'll have to wait another WEEK to check it out in the cinema myself), so the margin will be a lot lower, won't it? Is that factored into the 'success' formula?

Cheeky Chops said...

TEAM DEAN~!!!!!!!!!!!


*looks around*


Lemonless said...

@Cheeky: I wanna see the monkey tattoo! Bet someone asks him at the next premiere...

double dare ya!

Cheeky Chops said...


I looked up cheeky monkey and it's cute. Might get it next to my hello kitty one, on my @ss. LOL

Cheeky Chops said...

Wait, Dean's got a monkey tat??? OH, that's schmexy. See, yall gotta tell me these things first, and not just spout them out. I'm not a very good stalker. :D

Jane said...

Lemonless.. I read somewhere that it had a budget of 90M.

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